Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: P.B. 580 : 1e dr. (dl. II)
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gentlemen set down in writing every tiling they found;
and Mr. Gulliver having set them safely on the ground,
they presented the inventory to the emperor, which was
as follows.
In the right-hand pocket, we found a large piece of
coarse cloth, large enough for a floor-cloth to the chamber
of state. In the left pocket, a silver chest, Avith a cover
of the same metal, we desired to see it opened; and on
our stepping into it found ourselves midleg deep in a sort
of dust which made us sneeze wonderfully. In the right
waistcoat-pocket we found a number of white thin substan-
ces folded, about the bigness of three men, tied with a
cable, and marked with black figures. In the left an en-
giae, from the back of which were extended a row of
long poles resembling pallisadoes. In the right-hand bree-
ches-pocket, we saw a hollow pillar of iron, about the
length of a man, fastened to a strong piece of timber,
larger than the pillar, on one side of which were huge
pieces of strong iron, sticking out; and in the left pocket,
another engine of the same kind. In a smaller pocket
of the right-hand, several pieces of white and red metal
of difierent sizes; some of the white ones were so heavy,
that we could hardly lift them. In the left pocket, were
two strange engines, with one of which he told us he
shaved himself, and that with the other he cut his victuals.
There were two other smaller pockets, from one of which
he took a large globe, half silver, and half of some trans-
parent metal; this he put close to our ears, and we were
surprised at a noise as loud as the fall of a watermill;
this engine he called his oracle, and said it pointed out
the time of every action of his life; we therefore presume
it is the god that he worships. From the left fob he took
out a net, large enough for a fisherman; in this were
several pieces of yellow metal, which, if they be real